( everyone is welcome to join in praying St. Anne Novena daily until the feast day of St. Anne )
In this novena to St. Anne we ask for help from our Blessed Mother’s mother. St. Anne, the mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary (pictured with Mary above), has long been honored by the faithful, including such illustrative figures in our church as St. Augustine, St. John Damascene, and St. Thomas Aquinas. Indeed, a renowned religious historian, the Italian cardinal Caesare Baronius, once wrote that “veneration of St. Anne is as ancient as the Church itself.”
Daily PrayerO glorious St. Anne,
you are filled with compassion for those who invoke you
and with love for those who suffer!
Heavily burdened with the weight of my troubles,
I cast myself at your feet
and humbly beg of you to take the present intention
which I recommend to you in your special care.
Please recommend it to your daughter,
the Blessed Virgin Mary,
and place it before the throne of our Lord Jesus,
so that He may bring it to a happy issue.
Continue to intercede for me until my request is granted.
But, above all, obtain for me the grace one day
to see my God face to face,
and with you and Mary and all the saints and angels
to praise and bless Him for all eternity.Amen.
( here our prayer intention )
Our Father..Hail Mary..Glory Be
O Jesus, Holy Mary, St. Ann,
help me now and at the hour of my death.
Good St. Ann, intercede for me.Amen
Eighth DayHail, St. Ann!
I rejoice at your exalted glory.
You gave birth to Mary,
whose Divine Son brought salvation to our lost world
by conquering death
and restoring life and hope to sinners.
Pray to Him who,
for love of us,
clothed Himself with human flesh
in the chaste womb of your daughter.
Glorious St. Ann,
with your blessed daughter,
deliver me from everything that is displeasing in the sight of God.
Pray to your gentle and powerful Grandson
that He may cleanse my soul in His precious blood,
that He may send His Holy Spirit
to enlighten and direct me in all that I do,
always obedient to His holy inspirations.
keep a watchful eye on me.
Help me bear all my crosses.
Give me the fullness of your bounty
and sustain me with courage.Amen